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  • The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney Worldby Aaron Wallace

    The Intrepid Traveler 2013; US$ 7.99

    A different kind of guidebook that leaves out the usual ephemera on trip planning, ticket prices, restaurants, and shopping to concentrate on what visitors to Magic Kingdom came to see ? the rides and attractions. Each attraction gets its own essay covering the history and lore behind it along with a serious discussion of the attraction as a work... more...

  • The Architecture of Pleasureby Dr Josephine Kane

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This book considers the relationship between popular modernity, pleasure and the amusement park landscape in Britain from 1900-1939. Focusing on three sites - Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Dreamland in Margate and Southend's Kursaal - the book contextualises their development with references to the wider amusement park world. The meanings of these... more...

  • Re-imagining Heritage Interpretationby Dr Russell Staiff

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book challenges traditional approaches to heritage interpretation and offers an alternative theoretical architecture to the current research and practice. Russell Staiff suggests that the dialogue between visitors and heritage places has been too focused on learning outcomes, and so heritage interpretation has become dominated by psychology and... more...

  • Innovations in Activities for the Elderlyby David Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.00

    Concrete directions for programming and reasons for developing and refining such programs. more...

  • Historic Amusement Parks of Baltimoreby John P. Coleman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book presents the rich history of the old amusement parks and beach resorts frequented by Baltimoreans beginning in the 1870s and stretching into the late 20th century. Readers may recognize such popular amusement parks as Gwynn Oak, Carlin's, and Tolchester Beach, and will learn about some of the more obscure places like Frederick Road Park... more...

  • Take Your Kids to Europeby Cynthia Harriman

    Globe Pequot Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Countries covered include: Great Britain, France, Benelux, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Gibraltar, and Morocco ]]> more...

  • Theme Parkby Scott A. Lukas

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 35.00

    Theme parks are a uniquely interactive and enduring form of entertainment that have influenced architecture, technology, and culture in surprising ways for more than a century, as Scott Lukas now reveals in his compelling historical chronicle. Theme Park takes the primitive amusements of pleasure gardens as its starting point and launches... more...

  • Fighting the Flamesby Lynn Kathleen Sally

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    In Fighting the Flames , Sally contextualizes, historicizes, and theorizes the spectacular performance of fire at turn-of-the-twentieth century Coney Island. The performance of fire included staged exhibits, such as Fire and Flames and Fighting the Flames, and the real fires that plagued its history. While Coney Island placed fire center stage in... more...

  • Managing Leisureby Byron Grainger-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    Managing Leisure is an excellent reference tool for both students and practitioners in the leisure industry. It provides detailed and practical advice on managing buildings, budgets and people. It also covers the vital aspects of law, finance, health & safety and competitive tendering. Managing Leisure takes management theory and looks at its... more...

  • Riding Prettyby Renee M. Laegreid

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    In 1910, when the town of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, it introduced a new kind of rodeo queen - not a traveling cowgirl performer but a young, middle-class woman from its own town. This work examines the history, evolution, and significance of the community-sponsored rodeo queen. more...